Binary mixtures of ionic liquids with a common ion revisited: a molecular dynamics simulation study

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Abstract

In this study we have used molecular dynamics simulations to understand at the molecular level the causes for the quasi-ideal behavior of mixtures of two ionic liquids having two cations of the same homologous series and a common anion. For this purpose, we have modeled an equimolar mixture of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium and 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium bistriflamide, ([C(2)mim][NTf2]+[C(6)mim][NTf2]) at 303 K and p=0.1 MPa and analyzed its structure using the corresponding pair radial distribution functions obtained from the simulation trajectories. For comparison purposes we have also carried-out simulations under the same conditions of the two pure ionic liquids used in the mixture and also of the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bistriflamide, [C(4)mim][NTf2]. The estimated excess volume of the mixture, showing a very small deviation, agrees with experimental results.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)52-56
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Volume153
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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